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> on friday, on the steps of our nations capital, i joined my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to remember those we lost in the senseless attacks 15 years ago. as we sang god bless america i was flooded with emotion. the sadness, loss, and also gratitude and resolve. today marks the 15th anniversary of the september terrorist -- september 11 terrorist attacks on america, when almost 3000 americans lost their lives in new york, the pentagon, and a field in pennsylvania. we honor the victims of the senseless acts and their loved ones. we honor those who charged into the flames to help their fellow americans. and we honor those who risk or have given their lives since the -- in the fight to ensure we remain free from future attacks. we are afforded a unique perspective after 15 years, one of innocence lost, but american resolve found.
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we have met the generation's test to stand for freedom against a tough challenge, and we have persevered. we are wiser, better, stronger. today, as we remember the fallen, their families, the bravery of those who face -- saved countless lives on those dark days and those who are still fighting today, we stand united, dedicated to never forget, never give in, and never lose hope. may god surround and comfort those who lost so much of that day, and may he bless and protect our great nation. >> it is hard to believe it has been 15 years since 9/11. for many of us, we will never forget the memories of that day. for me, i had breakfast in the pentagon and left 20 minutes to
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-- before the plane hit. i remember getting back to my office on capitol hill and a policeman comes running through the halls saying, get out, get out, there is another one coming for us. and people streamed out into the streets not knowing what was happening, how many attacks there would be, or who might be affected. i also remember going to new york a couple of weeks later, and the smell of the twin towers, which were still smoldering, is one of those smells that you could never, never forget. i keep a couple things in my office to help reminded me of that day. one of them is a little flag ribbon. i was given this a few days after the attacks of 9/11 when some of us went back over to the pentagon to honor those who lost their lives in that attack. but with this little ribbon, i also keep on my shelf in my
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office, a dog tag that was given to me by the parents of sergeant gary johnson from texas. he died defending the country against terrorists in 2007. but it is one reminder to me that a lot of brave men and women have served. some have been injured, some had -- have even died in trying to make sure there is not another 9/11 that kills more americans. so, this is a day to remember that awful day when america was attacked. but it is also a day to honor those who served our nation and try to make sure it never happens again. >> i remember early in the day, i was in the capitol complex, and our office was in the house lawn building.
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when it became clear what was going on, they evacuated the building. >> i have a very tragic alert right now. an incredible plane crash into the world trade center and the lower tip of manhattan. >> i remember talking to our youngest daughter. she had two questions -- dad, are we safe? are we going to get the bad guys? the answer to the first question, was yes, we are safe. and the answer to the second question was, yes, we are going to get the bad guys. we enjoyed tremendous freedoms, tremendous religious and incredible good fortune living in this country and specifically living in south dakota. that does not happen by chance or accident. it happens because there are people out there every single day who are putting their lives on the line to make that possible.
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>> of course, this morning we opened up our phone lines on "washington journal," to hear what you had to say about the 15th anniversary of 9/11. here are your comments. we will follow this with the complete observance from this morning in new york city. papers are saying today on the 9/11 anniversary. the editorial in "the new york post" says that 15 years after the planes hit the twin towers, the pentagon and a field in pennsylvania, many wounds have healed, though some never will, particularly for those whose loved ones' names are once again read today at ground zero, something we'll see later today. yet, as many as a quarter of americans are too young to remember that day, slowly, but inevitably, it's becoming history that most only know through books and video, not by having watched the news live. yet remembering the attack and
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marking vital, not only to honor the nearly 3,000 slain, but because it altered history, but also to never forget the islamist enemy who remains every bit as hateful and as dangerous. here's the front page of the "new york daily news" this morning, "have we forgotten," sort of a tapestry of the faces of the people lost in 9/11. 15 years ago, we stood as one and said we'd never forget, but can this divided nation ever hope to be that united again? also in "the daily news," amid 9/11 unity, america is divided by us versus them, they write. here's a little bit from the iece today --
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>> it is also a day to remember time, having soldiered on in the unwanted roles of those who have been left behind. the onward march reaches a milestone of pondering the america of then and the america of now. were we fools to think that the devotion of neighbors and strangers to one another in a nation in search of the common good was real?
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were we greater fools to think that the resolution of grief forged by a common enemy would withstand whatever we threw against it? yes, alas, we were fools, but there was glover -- glory in it. let's go to your calls on this 9/11 anniversary day. wake forest, north carolina, good morning to you. caller: good morning. five years ago, there was a book written which sort of revealed that what happened on that america hing had been warned about for years. it's called the harbinger, and it showed that this country was great because god blessed it. much like israel 2,500 years ago, israel was warned to turn back god, and america did not
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do that. nd then this 9/11 attack was revealing god has removed his level of protection from america. god always sends a warning before he sends judgment. so i read this book a couple of years ago, and the facts in here about the twin towers and even a tree that was brought down by one of the steel girders of the tower is just startling. i just wanted to comment that every american should read this book. again, it was written five years ago, and there's even companion books. it's a very sobering book. that would be my comment. host: david, thank you for calling. santos is calling from denver, colorado, this morning. santos, what do you remember about that day, and what are your thoughts at the present moment? caller: well, my thoughts are is, how long will we allow one
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day to define our entire lives and our future? we're in at that timers because of the aftermath of 9/11. we have sacrificed our freedoms, our privacy, our happiness, because the aftermath of what has happened since 9/11. we are less free, and we are less safe, and the only thing that can save us is the nonaggression principle. i hope that people will check out thelibertarian.com for the only thing, the only philosophy that can get us through this. please visit votedifferent.us. let's make real change in this let's not succumb to fear, because we live in what hunter s. thompson calls the kingdom of fear, and we have to get out of this. host: from denver to georgia. we're taking calls on the 15th
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anniversary of the september 11 attacks. eric is on the line from cedar town. hey, eric. caller: hey, how you doing? you know, this is what i like say. i'd like to give an example, and just let me complete t. during ronald reagan's time, people talk about his strength. ronald reagan, during his time, beirut was born, lebanon, you know, and beirut. hundreds of roinians was killed. he actually sold iran weapons, missile systems, which were used to bring down the plane. you know, the lockerbie plane. and during reagan's time, but during obama's time, if you see things, things happen. tip o'neill came together with ronald reagan. they investigated to try to find out what was going on. they didn't need political points. what you see the republican party do, this is the only way that they can actually win, win elections now, with scare
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tactics, fear mongering, these investigations which don't get anything. the country is divided. but we need to come together, the democrats will actually come together for the country and help the country. this is what i'm talking about. you know, think about it. ronald reagan also granted amnesty to millions of illegals, but now the republicans are against it. history is why the country can't come together, because of the republican party. nancy pelosi actually worked with president bush during this time. she did not shut down the government. we was not for a lot of those things. and what you see now is dividing the country. you didn't have to see the hate. they didn't have to expose themselves until president obama came in office. host: eric, want to get other viewpoints this morning. thanks for your comments. stephanie now from north carolina. stephanie, good morning to you. caller: good morning. host: your thoughts on this morning. caller: well, i work for the
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airlines in charlotte on that day, and i got to tell you that the silence, because you just heard planes all the time, the silence was just unbelievable, the shock of all the employees. it was -- i don't know. it was unbelievable. and it was just a difficult day, and i remember, i feel guilty about it now, but when they released the names of the airlines that were involved, personally i was like, oh, thank god it wasn't ours. host: stephanie, how do you think this country has fared since then? caller: i think, under the circumstances, it's done well. i think the fear, i mean, you can walk outside and be gunned down or have a heart attack or whatever. you just can't live in fear all the time.
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host: cnn story recently, looking back at 9/11, americans' fear, anger, and they worry. they write here that 15 years after the attacks, americans are increasingly worried that terrorists will strike in the days around the anniversary, and they are more likely than five years ago to feel fear and ang when her they think about what happened on that day, this according to a new cnn poll. half of americans say that acts of terrorism in the u.s. in the days around september 11 this year are at least somewhat likely, up from 39% who felt that way around the 10th anniversary of the attacks in 2011.
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host: john is calling from california. caller: hi, good morning, and thank you for c-span. host: thank you for calling. aller: iraq was a mistake. an obstructionist congress, republican congress has been divisive. the wanted to talk about experience. i was living in new york at that time in queens. i went into the city on thursday to work, and i ended up at the javits center and helped out with the distribution of medicine and that. but i recently bumped into somebody that was in building three, and he and i talked for 20 minutes, 30 minutes about his experience. just come out. you know, he was there for
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lehman brothers training, and he was out of the city the next week. and he has ptsd from that, and he suffers from it. and our experience is different, because i lived and worked in the city, and that was my neighborhood. i had worked in the buildings there in the world trade center. that was home for some people. and they can never forget. there are still businesses in that area that they live in that area, and they will never forget, because that is their home. and they've done a wonderful job with the memorial and all of that. but, you know, our experiences are different. the closer you get to ground zero, the more personal it is. and, yeah, every year, i stopped working like year on 9/11. i don't go into work. if i have to make an excuse, make something up, i don't go in. it is visceral. it's something that strikes
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you, you know, to me, every year. god bless the survivors of that, the people and community there of new york city. the nation. we'll come together as a nation , and we have in certain areas. it's just -- you know, there is -- listen, i'm going to tell you, i think it was an inside job, and there is a billboard next to the garden, madison square garden, architects for that, and that gets little coverage. and i wish everybody a good day today. host: all right. thoughts there of john in costa mesa, california. we'll continue to look in at new york and the memorial there, and we saw some shots there of the freedom tower, which replaced the twin towers. they'll do what has become an annual reading of the names of the victims of the terror attack in new york.
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that will start up about an hour and 25 minutes or so. so we'll continue on with the program and your calls until that point. we'll be going to new york, and a little bit later, about 9:30 or so, we'll be going to the pentagon for the memorial service there, which will feature remarks by president barack obama. also on to shanksville, pennsylvania, later today. if you miss this live, we'll show it throughout the afternoon and the evening hours here on c-span. kathy is calling now from indian head, maryland. good morning, kathy. caller: good morning. host: go right ahead. caller: i watched this live sitting at a desk at my house. and since then, in the 15 years, i'm now retired, i've seen so many things, they don't have to attack us, we're attacking ourselves. they're taking the "in god we
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trust" off of money and everywhere. and our children, because i'm sure it's a telecast of other countries, are taking guns to school and killing each other. and that's the way i feel. they're just sitting back watching us do it to ourselves. and that's how i feel today. host: all right, kathy, let's move on to dawn in hopkins, minnesota. it's the 15th anniversary of the september 11 attacks. what are your thoughts this morning? caller: hi, i'm 60 years old, and i was living in india when i heard about it from a phone call. i didn't have tv access at that time. and i could hardly believe that such a horrible thing could happen like that. i've actually voted for president obama, but i must say that i'm really disappointed. i feel like our country is concentrated on trying to save the whole world and thinking about everybody else, and we
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the americans have been forgotten, and that's why the message of donald trump has caught my attention. and i feel like he's right, we need to stop immigration and concentrate. we have plenty of people here. we need to concentrate on fixing up our own country and the new people that are here, and the fact that hillary is talking about bringing in so many more syrians just terrifies me. in minnesota, the somalians, i heard a man say minnesota belonged to somalians, a somalian man, and they act like we owe them everything. they have special privileges for cars, for apartments, for everything, and they act like we owe them to take care of them. i really don't think that that is what our american society should be like, and i just -- i'm glad that i just recently found c-span, and i really
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appreciate your program so much, because we can see things, we can watch government things. we can see everything real and not all this interruption of reporters and their opinions. host: dawn, thank you for becoming part of our viewership. thanks for watching. enjoy your day. jodie writes on twitter that today is the same kind of day as it was 15 years ago. crisp and clear, not a cloud in the sky. the only thing that is the same. hudson writes, a very sad day for america, and a day of celebration for terrorists. they pulled off a fantastic attack on america. the more they see our suffering, the more motivated they become to try something like that again. and "the washington post" this morning has this story, america is safer, but jihadist threat is greater. it's the lead story in "the post" today. nine days after the attack, president bush outlined a
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two-pronged response to history's deadliest attack, dramatic improvement in security at home and an all-out assault against what he called a fringe form of is trappist ex-treesmism at war with the west. 15 years later, the first goal arguably has been met, as almost every measure are safer today from another 9/11 than in 2001, yet the struggle to defeat the global network of violence anti-western group has recorded far fewer successes. the problem appears to have grown birg. al qaeda, once led by osama bin laden, has been decimated and is no longer capable of orchestrating a sophisticated transnational plot on its own, say terror experts. al qaeda's branches in north africa and yemen have also been weakened by strikes and ongoing fighting with rival factions, but they write al qaeda's powerful and locally popular syrian branch commands an army of thousands of trained fighters and now serves as a base for senior al qaeda operatives experienced in making explosives and carrying
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out terror attacks. u.s. officials and terrors say they split with al qaeda, but u.s. officials say the claim is not credible. the islamic state, despite military setbacks has demonstrated a growing capability to direct or inspire simple but lethal terrorist attacks around the world. that's how "the washington post" puts it this morning. susan from washington now, good morning. caller: good morning. host: your thoughts today? caller: i was telling the gal who first answered my call, on 9/11, i was in my family room, and i was working on a sampler for people who don't know what that is, it's a type of embroidery that are -- that our small children made like in the 1700's, 1800's.
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i was working on one. my daughter called me from arizona, and she said, mom, america is under attack. and i turned the tv on, and working on this sampler while these things were going on, i was doing a blood red flower at the top of the sampler. and every time i look at that ampler, i remember 9/11. and i am -- i am so worried about our country. we have turned away from the lord. i know that there are people out there -- i don't understand why the people who don't like the pledge of allegiance or don't like monuments having anything to do with
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christianity or any other religion, why we have to back down to please them, when i would think that the majority of us have god in our hearts, and we need -- we need to take back america. we need to get on our knees and pray for our lord forgiveness and thank him that he gave us his only begotten son, even to ie for these terrorists. and we haven't come that far. we've healed, i don't think so, and i don't think that we remember. long time ago, i heard somebody saying, if you don't remember history, it tends to repeat itself. and i think people come together very quickly, and then it kind of lulls like the waves
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lapping at the shore and going back up to sea. host: susan, thank you for adding your voice to the program this morning. we have plenty more time for your calls. in about an hour and 15 minutes or so, we're going to go to new york and washington, the start of the ceremony there. but want to show you a piece, it's about eight minutes long now, so we'll gather your calls while we're watching this piece, and we'll certainly hear from you after those eight minutes are up in a live setting, but this was september 12, 2001. we opened up our phone lines here on c-span the day after the attacks, and here's the ery fist call we received. host: our first call comes from new york city. good morning. you're on the air. caller: hello. host: yes, sir. what would you like say? caller: oh, wow, i didn't think i'd get through, amazing. host: you're on. caller: when the first plane hit -- host: tell us where that is.
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caller: two blocks out from the world trade center. host: two blocks south. what were you doing there? caller: believe it or not, i was meeting a deputy commissioner of the limousine commissioner to get a job as an instructor. and it just was amazing. everybody was looking up, and i didn't at first see what it was. and then i looked up, and i saw what looked like a huge hole in the world trade center. and i was trained as a paramedic. i'm not currently licensed, but i saw -- i started walking towards greenwich street toward the world trade center. i saw arms and legs and pieces of bodies and just a lot of really bad stuff. i put on my latex gloves, and i walked up and there was this guy from fema, the federal emergency management agency, and i said, listen, i'm not licensed, but i'm trained as a paramedic, and he just said, well, that doesn't matter now, come on in.
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so we went in, and we went under the basement to the other side of the building, and basically what we were doing was people were coming down the stairs, the fire department was arriving in groups, and they were going up the stairs. and there was a group of us, and what was happening was people were leaving out the exits, and they were getting not killed by debris that was falling. so what we would do is corral people in groups of 50 or 100, and we'd go out the door and look for debris. and -- and -- and then we'd tell them go, and they'd run out in groups, and we just did that 15 or 20 times when the second plane hit. and at that point, i started cursing, and i turned to an f.b.i. agent, where's the air support? aren't we supposed to be prepared for this? and the guys from the bomb squad came in, and i said are we looking for secondaries? my first thought was that they missed the first time, they're
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not going to miss it the second time, they're definitely going to bring it down. my thoughts were that the planes were just a distraction, they probably had bombs actually in the garage or whatever again, and that's what their main intention was. and during a lull, the people coming out, i turned to this guy, one of the f.b.i. agents that was there, and i looked him in the eyes, and i said, you know these things are going to come down, don't you? he looked at me and said, yeah, yeah, they are. and none of us were there made any attempt to leave, and they just knew the building was going to come down, and they stayed. and i don't think the firemen, the looks on their faces when they went up the stairs, i don't think they thought they were going to get out either. i think everybody just knew what was happening. we were just trying to get -- host: how did you get out? caller: there was a nypd captain with intelligence, and he came up to me and said, look, you're a paramedic, right? and i said yeah. and he said this is for police,
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i'm sorry, cs' job, that's -- that's the very east entrance to the trade center, and he said go there and help. and i said, look, i'll stay with you, and he said no, go. i said, i will stay with you. i went down the escalator, went thethe door, i crossed street. i came up to the paramedics who were there and said, listen, you need any help? they like, were you kidding? and people, i could not have been out the door three, five minutes, there was this explosion. i looked up, and it was falling on us. the whole thing was coming down on us, and we all ran. iran east about a block -- i ran east about a block. five pillars when it came down.
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pipe bomb. a huge all the glass and all the metal just kind of informed shrapnel. -- kind of formed shrapnel. there were cars exploding. just was happy to be alive at that point. and then the cloud of dust came. i covered my face with my jacket. and i just knew, i knew it was a chemical weapon, because that was our thought. one of the ventilators in the building said they were expecting chemicals. they did not expect any kind of plane or whatever. i remember from training you breathe in and you can't breathe out. that is the last thing that happened. every breath i took i was waiting to not breathe out. i crawled on my hands and knees, crawled over to people who were
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dead. i guess i hit a wall or something and i felt with my hand and i touched glass. i was pushing on glass and i ended up in a revolving door. orwas like chase bank something. so went in, there was a guy from ima there. we dialed the white house. it was not answering, no answering service. we said, that has never happened before. someone told us the pentagon was hit. we thought the white house had been hit. there was a lot of different reports. everybody was saying everything was hit. we really thought we were in trouble. my girlfriend went to the hospital. she is not medically trained, but i told her from training the hospitals could be secondary targets. i said leave. i said i will meet you over there. just walk. don't go near grand central, penn station, especially not the ..n., just walk off
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so the paramedics were going to go back and help after the first building fell. i said, stay here. twoseparate planes, separate buildings, one of them fell. you know the second one is going to fall, you will get killed. we waited, and then the second one fell. then we called out and helped out who we could. then the most beautiful thing in the world is we heard the jets. not the terrorists, but the f-16s, and we all cheered. at thatwe were hit point because we had some kind of air support. nothing would get near us. eventually i just start of walking north. i was the 86th street. maybe that is 10 miles or something. i just stopped every half a mile to conduct engineers to take my shoes, because my shoes were falling apart. and then i saw president bush on
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tv. this sense of calm came over everybody would we saw the president was alive and it seemed like he was in the oval office. he wasn't at the time. deputies were taking up all their water and bringing it out, bringing out sandwiches. people were bringing coffee and starches to people. newve never seen so many yorkers act so bravely and so kindly to everybody in my life. it was an amazing experience. i know that all the guys, the fire department officials that went up, the port authority guys , from the beginning, i know they are all dead. there is no way they could have lived through that stuff coming down on them. and most of the paramedics up the straight, i don't think they made the turn. i don't think anybody above where the planes had been made it out.
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we got thousands of people out, we did. but so many more died. us.: sharon is with sharing thatfor with us. that was the first phone call we took here on c-span's washington journal program following the previous day's attacks. you are looking at live pictures from new york city. there is the freedom tower. he will be a little bit more for an hour for the official ceremony to begin. we do plan to leave new york at about 9:30 to go to the pentagon theirthey are having annual memorial breakfast there. barack obama expected to speak. we also have pictures from shankill pennsylvania where we .ad a crew go out we will go there after the pentagon. a whole morning of live
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coverage. we will be playing this as the day goes on. we have billy on the line from new jersey. you are 12 years old, is that right? caller: yes. host: tell us first why you called in this morning. caller: because i was sad about 9/11 and stuff. i am sad. i am almost crying right now because of all the people who died. myself.an't control it is horrible. i think that if we have hillary in office, there will be more of these types of attacks, because she is letting in all of the syrian refugees. if we have trump in there, he won't let it. i think trump is the best. host: how have you been learning about 9/11? you are 12 years old. caller: at school. host: how are they teaching at? what are they doing? caller: they are telling us all
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the stuff, there are books about this stuff. host: now you live in jersey, probably not too far away from the memorial in new york. have you had a chance to go out there? caller: two new york? yeah. host: what were your impressions. caller: for all the people who died in the towers that day. host: thank you for calling, billy. melissa, buffalo, new york. good morning. caller: good morning. i don't really know what to say when. say. when 9/11 happened, i was 20 years old. withay before i was up friends, and i could not remember commenting on how many planes there were in the sky. and then i heard the world trade center's were hit the next say -- the next day. host: what does this mean as the
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years went on to the present day? i did not vote for obama, but i am thankful we have not had as that a terrorist attack as 9/11. what concerns me is the smaller attacks going on in all these different places. the other thing that worries me is a light of whitewashing of history. there is the stuff with the confederate flag and other issues. if we do that with 9/11, it will cause a lot of problems. we will forget exactly what happened. we need to emphasize who did this and why they did it. hate from thishe is still going on. one other thing i remember is, this is the age of social media, so we did not get to keep up with everything before twitter and facebook and instagram,
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things like that. i was listening to the radio while i was at work, trying to figure out what was going on. .he news was trickling in because one of the people, one of the first casualties was father mike judge. he graduated from the university in my hometown, saint barnabas. he graduated from there. there were two other people, robert and amy o'doherty, they have a memorial for them today. we could not keep up with things or social media like we can now. that is a very valuable tool that people might take for granted. i hope these young people like who ared other students kids entering freshman year, learning about this as a history lesson and not as a moment in their life, hopefully they will never know the hell that everyone went through that day.
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thanks for calling, melissa. keith is on the phone line in richmond, virginia. your thoughts on this anniversary? caller: thank you for taking my call. givet want to say to thanks to god this morning, and ou that i am on your program to speak to the nation. we call ourselves a christian nation. i want to let everyone know that we use the term, a lot of politicians will use the phrase, god bless america. that term is used so loosely now that i believe it is something that displeases god. the bible says that god will not be mocked. so what we do when we use his name loosely like that, we are actually taking the doors name -- the lord's name in vain.
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john said that god so loved the world he gave his only begotten on that whosoever should believeth in him would not lifeh but have everlasting . so the scripture that i want to give to the nation this morning comes from second chronicles people,d it says, if my which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn -- faith and turn from their wicked ways, then will i hear from heaven and forgive their .ins and will heal their land i just want to let everyone know we have got to stop taking god's name in vain and saying, god bless america and expecting us to stand up in the eyes of god and really be blessed. that is my comment this morning. i want to be asking everyone this sunday morning to pray,
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pray for not only our nation but pray for the world. pray that we come together, pray that we put aside our sins and their evil ways. we actually let one another. that is what jesus said. he said by loving one another, this is how men will know that we are god. not by being republican. not by being democrat, but by loving one another. not only loving one another on the shores of america but loving throughout the world. that means we need to accept other people. we need to be able to reach out to other people in a loving way. we need to stop fighting with each other. host: thank you very much for calling this morning. we do want to get some other voices in. you are looking at shank field, pennsylvania. new york city in the metal, the pentagon -- in the middle. the pentagon is on the right. we will look at all these
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places, of the attacks. killed come -- 2900 77 people killed, hundreds injured. ben is on the line from springfield, massachusetts. good morning. caller: good morning, thank you for taking my call. in the old days, i lived in new york in the 1960's, and i watched from my office from the ash floor on church streets the foundation for the world trade center was being developed. they had a poor in the hudson river -- port in the hudson river. ,ne thing i was impressed by something that a woman said waitingas i had been on , she talked about we don't understand history, we start to repeat it. and the gentleman that just completed it, i am not coming
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out of a religious kind of standpoint. i am coming out of a practical standpoint. if there is a god, god has given ield, some ability to do things for ourselves. we have to be, have to look at history and understand how all of this came about. it did not start, it did not start on the day that it happened. we have to go back. we have to look at what we do in the world. we have to understand what actions we are involved in and how they affect other people, and how we billow the animosity towards our nation from other people. we have to think about who we support and nations across the board.
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developshe animosity that allows for people to think this way. of that means we have to deal with history and understand. some people think we are weak when we try to get along with people in the world. several people have called already put politics in it. talk about what trump would do, what hillary would do. we need to think about what history will do, what we have done, what the result of our policies over the years. if we do that and understand that and try to develop a relationship with other people in the world, they will not hate us. peopleot just because are primed to hate. it is that they are reactive to something that was done to them. for weighing in.
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cynthia is on the line in jacksonville florida. what do you remember about september 11? caller: good morning, and thank you for taking my call. i pray you give me as much time as the last two colors. i was shocked when i turned calln on and saw the first after 9/11. i listened intently. what i want to say is that in the months after 9/11, c-span would get a barrage of calls readthe people that said, from a canned script about the phony 9/11. and i noticed, i have been watching c-span for 30 something years, and i noticed that whenever the caller would come in, your host would dismiss it and hang up on them. c-spanht, that is odd, doesn't do that. after a while, i started to look
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into the truth about 9/11 on my own. i had never had any interest in it before. i noticed c-span dismissing these collars. callers.i went on a journey on the internet and watched the video and read articles and watched amazing footage, actual footage of the radar and found out so much information. i probably spent 200 or 300 hours doing my own personal research. and all i can tell people, i don't want to tell them what to think. all i can tell them is do the research, look online, and come to your own conclusions. we have never been told the truth about what really happened. i think c-span for hanging up on those collars and motivating me to look into this on my own. thank you very much. host: 20 victoria. victoria is in marietta,
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georgia. what are your thoughts. ? caller: it was personal to me. i was cousin to someone who was an attorney for the port authority. very hard for me to hear the politics and the opinions of all the people 15 years later, because for myself and my --sins who were the siblings my cousin is a reader. he has been a reader in the past. tuned in this morning to see if he is a reader again this year. and of all of the people out thee who have all of opinions. member for those people, the family members, it is a fact it hurts every day. today it hurts worse. my husband is a police officer. he is at work. i live with it every single
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solitary day. i have always. i bought into that because i married a police officer. but when my cousin was killed and the lawyer, he was an attorney for the port authority, that is just not supposed to happen when you wake up in the morning and go to work. but you never come home. -- that you never come home. host: victoria, thank you for adding your voice. a lot more colors coming in. -- callers coming in. the newly published account of the event aboard air force one provides more behind-the-scenes details of the harrowing day. the press secretary at the time provided six pages of handwritten notes to yahoo! and writers. -- reuters. writes,yahoo! writer they remind us of how
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uncertainty wrapped the country. it was an hour-by-hour basis with false reports that the president's plane was a target, a car bomb was at the state department and a plane had crashed near camp david.
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they point to hear mr. fleischer released the notes for the first time on the 15th anniversary. the version in usa today. livingston, new jersey, a half hour drive from new york city. good morning. caller: good morning. i just want to tell people in jersey city the firemen and police had a commemorating of what they did that day, contrary to what somebody who is running for politics said. they ran in with their fire trucks into the tunnel to get to new york. they were there for triage on jersey city. they were all there helping. there was no protest, there was no such thing.
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sawe of us who were around the love, not hate. so i don't understand how this candidate could lie about what jersey city did to respond to that tragedy. and the other thing is, sadly i would hate to bring politics in. it was in the news yesterday to remind us governor pataki, the guy in new york, there was a fund set up to help people who damaged.ding what was one individual took advantage of it, i hate to say it. trump got $150,000. not one of his buildings, not one of his buildings were affected. what a disgrace, what a shame. i just a want to say anything more. thank you very much. host: we should point out where the president of candidates are today. donald trump will be at the memorial.
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he is inspected to visit today. after his visit to the memorial, aump is expected to visit nearby firehouse. hillary clinton, the story points out, will visit ground zero today and take part of the moment of silence ceremony at 8:00 a.m. which we will see live on a span. that was the time the first plane hit. trump is a native new yorker and clinton served in the senate for new york's eight years. both candidates will spend campaigning for the day -- to spend campaigning for that -- suspend campaigning for the day today. modesto, california. caller: i just saw these people calling about how this is god's punishment. they do this every time, hurricanes, they come up with god's punishment for same-sex marriage. i am a skeptic. i don't know. i think we just go to sleep in
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the end. but if i wake up in front of a judge mental super being, i might be in trouble. anyway, people just keep saying they know what god, he punishes us for anything we do. the native americans, black people, mexicans, i don't ascribe to that theory either. we reap what we sow. we are doing our best. god bless the family of those folks. it is almost too sad to contemplate. and god bless america. host: from modesto, onto madison, madison, wisconsin. hello, keith. caller: good morning. host: what do you remember about 9/11? what are your thoughts now? caller: three things are going
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to get us all killed. that is god, country, and capitalism. i agree with him. it was 40 minutes into the show before someone said anything rational. we should look at what we have done in the past, our foreign policy. it was only a few months before the attacks of 9/11 that the united states bombed a pharmaceutical company in sudan. that was a horrible tragedy. anything,e not heard so if anything good can come out of it, it would be foreign policy. people would start to inform themselves, read norm tom ski chomsky.s -- noam so i really fear we will have a nuclear war someday, i really do. it is because people aren't informed, they don't understand about what is going on in the world, and they don't care. capitalcountry, and
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will get us all killed. host: bill is calling from richmond, virginia. caller: how are you doing? host: good, fine. caller: i was working in a federal prison in one of the .ighest points in west virginia the skies went completely quiet. usually you have planes flying over west virginia all the time. up on top, we had planes flying. it got eerily quiet. one of those thrillers you watch at the theaters. but the day just got really quiet. and then there was no actual air traffic. so we heard on the radio up there, out in the fields. one of the workers up there, his family owned a skaggs will farm. he was not able to contact them. so we got someone with a cell
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phone to contact his family. we locked our jobs down because we were at a vantage point. but they were find their. without news -- they were fine there. happened, it will politicians.y as host: dorothy, clinton, michigan. caller: thank you for taking my call. host: what do you remember about 9/11, and how do you think the country has fared since then? caller: we were doing pretty good. it is not doing so well now. what i remember is i was going to oklahoma. -- oklahomand city city, i was frantic. when it was all going down.
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my husband and his workers came home, we sat around. i try to convince my daughter. i could not get through to oklahoma. i was crazy. it was very scary. and you said how are things saying that our country won't be destroyed by the outside but by the inside. i watched a documentary, a couple of them, i was in the detroit area and michigan which used to be 90% polish. now it is 90% i guess you could , all different regions all over their. not just pakistan or something. and the thing they call resettlement, there are all the syrian refugees being settled to certain cities across the country.
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we are talking thousands at a time. michigan for some reason, we keep fitting a bunch of them. because ofing to me everything that has happened over the past 10 years not only in our country but in other places as well. host: thanks for calling, dorothy. bob graham, former senator and chairman of the intelligence committee writes in the new york times about questions of 9/11. there is approval from the administration. congress released a 28 page into thef materials 9/11 attack. saudi arabia's foreign minister said the document ruled out any saudi involvement in the attack. it is now questioned, but it is not finished square. the government assisted the terrorists. now as we approach the 15th anniversary of the attacks, it is time to release more documents from other
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investigations into september 11 the remainder secret all these years. pagesr graham writes 28 where i was a code chapter. the pages suggested new trails of inquiry were following. there was an al qaeda operator the talked about the escape of prince band are -- bandar. .here could be more we will be at the pentagon at 9:30 eastern time for the memorial service there, including remarks by president barack obama. we will also be in field, pennsylvania today. the flight 93 memorial and the
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crew of our own today. and in new york city, we have been watching a lot of this morning, we are there in about 45 minutes they will start with bagpipers and drummers at 11:40. 10 minutes. it will start the reading of the names in new york. they will bring in other locations as well. heather is calling from california. paue,how a california? -- california? thank you for getting up so early. caller: i have been raised in new york, i was an immigrant from gibraltar. and i love this country. my father worked downtown a few blocks from 9/11 twin towers. my husband works there.
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-- worked there. i used to go in there so often. occurred. before 9/11 i used to stand at the windows of the observation tower, and it was all glass from top to bottom. i used to think to myself, what if these windows crashed open? you would fall out. 202 stories going down. how far that would be. and then my worst nightmare, i , a few daysngton dc before 9/11. i was at the white house. there were about 22 other people in front of the white house praying. we were warned that we would be
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arrested. leaders man who was the stood up and said, he said [indiscernible] the officer with the big hat, the police officer said, this is your third and final warning. [indiscernible] saidirector of operations and america, this is your final warning. god will not be mocked. reap.sow, so shall we we all got arrested. paid $50.ou just that is another story. the next day, everybody left to go back home. i was thinking on the 10 to go back to california where i lived. so i went to the holocaust
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museum with other people. once again, i had been there many times. once again, i was crying for all of the terrible suffering and loss of life at the holocaust museum that had been endured through world war ii. because i was in world war ii as an infant. of i just was thinking crying. back to sani flew diego and got in at about 11:30 that night. the next day, i woke up at 6:00 in the morning, and i'm watching the twin towers on the television. c-span. had ones watching it, and i saw plane had flown into a building. . see another plane flying
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it was surreal. it was a movie like c-span had on. i see the second plane hit the other tower. wept againagain -- and kept continuously watching. husband, we were raised -- we went to communicate -- columbia university. wept and wept. i couldn't stop watching and sobbing. that afternoon we went over to a church, and we were just on our knees praying and repenting and asking god to forgive this nation for the evil it has done, especially to 60 million children that were killed. people were not repenting. they say, god bless america. all the furniture were out on
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the steps of the chapel. i had just been there two days before. they were saying, god bless america. i was saying, white should god bless america -- why should god bless america. host: you mentioned the members of congress coming out and saying, god bless america. there are images of that day, very impromptu. we remember when the attacks happened toward the evening. they all came out. you can see familiar faces from september 11 2001. members of congress came out this past friday at a short ceremony to do the exact same thing. here is a brief look at that. [video clip] bleses america] >> ♪ god bless america
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land that i love stand beside her and guide her through the night with a light from above from the mountains to the rivers to the oceans [indiscernible] god bless america home e sweet america ♪ home sweet home host: that was this past friday on the steps of the capitol as members came out. following a brief ceremony, they were also finishing up some
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legislation regarding 9/11. justice against sponsors of terrorism act. perhaps you saw the debate on friday. it was in the senate. we will talk about that now with our foreign correspondent. good morning. >> good morning. host: tell us about this bill. the house and senate have passed that. what is a call for? >> it allows people in the united states, relatives of victims to sue saudi arabia, the government of saudi arabia, for the alleged role in the 9/11 attacks. lineupow did the votes in the house and senate, and was leadership behind this? nahal toosi: the senate, it passed unanimously and overwhelmingly in the house as
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well. my understanding is that in the house, there was more hesitation by the leadership about bringing this to the floor. but paul ryan the speaker recently had met with some victims and others. there was the sense that maybe they should do this ahead of the anniversary. there was a lot of pressure to bring this. that being said, it is important to know that they are passing this bill knowing the president is planning a threatening to veto it. host: what are the president's concerns? nahal toosi: what this bill does, it is contrary to american law which does not allow people to sue foreign countries. it is severed -- sovereign immunity. anothert go and sue country. the idea behind this is what the u.s. does not want to have similar lawsuits against it in other countries, by people in other countries that they the
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u.s. is responsible for this destruction or other events. what the president is warning about this law is he says, about this bill, it is being passed, this bill, it will open the u.s. oh and two similar legislation in other parts of the world. thisuld really erode unity. host: how did this bill come about 15 years after 9/11? nahal toosi: it has taken a tremendous amount of time. families have been trying to go them the leeway to see you other existing laws -- sue other existing laws. but because of sovereign immunity, they couldn't. there has been a lot of pressure, lobbying. the ideas the lawmakers push this, they say this bill is narrowly tailored.
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it will only affect saudi arabia , this one instance. they feel like it is worth going ahead and doing this. and with the anniversary, the 15th anniversary, that added to the momentum to get this bill passed. i just want to add one thing. it is important to note. the saudi arabian government insists it has nothing to do at all11, it was not involved. the u.s. government and officials have repeatedly in the past say they have found no evidence whatsoever of direct saudi involvement, government involvement, in the attacks by officials that would have indicated a sort of government h to attack thead united states that day. host: so back to the president, how is he going to handle this? nahal toosi: this is very interesting.
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the saudi arabian government is not a big fan of president obama . and he is not a big fan of saudi arabia. he does not care for the saudious intolerance that beliefs have often inspired around the world and often funded. is he really believes it, he concerned about the sovereign immunity issue and that the u.s. could be exposed to similar lawsuits elsewhere. so he will likely veto this bill. if it reaches his desk, if there is not some sort of a legislative, you know, issue ahead of time. i don't foresee their being 1 -- there being one. veto much. doesn't it is not often he vetoes anything to begin with. but the lawmakers could wind up overwriting him. him.erriding
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there is a lot of unhappiness with saudi arabia right now. to saudi's are trying hard fight back against that. they also said they might ask fellows in this country if this bill becomes a law. that could wind up putting you in more attention to the relationship -- more tensions to the relationship. host: thank you. we will have to see how this plays out. nahal toosi: thank you so much. host: live picture from shanksf ville, pennsylvania where flight 93 went down. this was a boeing 757 aircraft which left newark at 8:50 a.m.. 33 passengers, not including the four hijackers. they have tended to subdue them -- attempted to subdue them. it crashed into a field at 10:03
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a.m. we will watch a ceremony there a little bit later today after we go to the pentagon. we will watch new york on little bit. new york should be coming up in about 25 minutes or so. here is the daily news front page. have we forgotten? this teen ago, we stood as one, -- 15 years ago, we stood as one. but can this divided nation ever hope to be that united again? lives: people lost their that day. he changed our country in a lot of ways. i was in the house. tv.m are watching it on the -- i remember watching it on the tv.
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i was 34 at the time. i was not ignorant. i felt as though to some extent this would happen because this country had allowed an imbecile ,nd his allies, george w. bush to come to power in this country. i knew something bad would happen to us, i really did because they had lied. they live their way into iraq too. my heart goes out to the people that lost their lives that day and people hurt by them. as far as what we can do now, i am not really sure. it is kind of a fanatic religion . that is what it is. religion on steroids in a way. i don't know, it has transformed i amver the world to think murdering others. by killing others, somehow they can be saved. i don't know. just watching the thing, i don't remain -- i don't mean to get
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all political, but there is a common experience in this charge, ith idiots in don't know i don't what to say. my heart goes out to those lost on 9/11. that is all i can say. host: you just mentioned bush administration. writes that dangers rise as america retreats. they write that the next president must recognize islamic terrorists pose an existential threat to the u.s. and must instruct the military to provide plans necessary to defeat them and deny them safe haven. this should include expanding the air campaign against isis moving the tools of engagement and dedicated special operators and other american forces as necessary. winning the war will also require a rebuilding intelligence committee -- capability. become not let iran
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nuclear capable, and we must also rebuild relationships with allies across the globe so we can build coalitions necessary to defeat terror, islamic terror, and if troy -- and restore allies. this includes rebuilding nato. zhat was from dick and li cheney writing in the wall street journal. chillicothe now. dave, how are you? caller: good, how are you? host: good, how about you? caller: i am scratching my head. president obama was one of the original investors in the carlyle group, in the 1980's under president reagan which invested in oil gas expiration and so forth. the summer before 9/11, if you remember, the cheney administration was that the bush ranch the whole summer leading up to and 11. during that summer, the fbi
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thector and james baker third, the bush family janitor, with throughout the middle east setting up offices. fbi offices at law offices. i think saudi arabia, the united arab emirates, saudi arabia -- yemen, jordan, and others. and after 9/11, we got the patriot act. the bush administration came in one to create chaos throughout the middle east. so it is like a disney theuction wrapped around twilight zone. that is why i am scratching my head. you have a good day. host: louisiana, welcome. caller: the time is perfect. the last caller was really interesting. if you don't know the whole story, you don't know the story.
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i would like to go back before 9/11 and go back to the summer of 1990. we are one week before saddam hussein and kuwait. your member that? -- you remember that? host: keep going. caller: a week before he invaded kuwait, he called the united states ambassador for a meeting. her name was april glaspie. he calls are in for a meeting, says i got problems, and i am paraphrasing this. he has problems with kuwait, he is amassing troops on the border. i am fixing to go in there and spank them. ?o you have a problem with that as a representative of the state department, the white house, april glaspie responded back to saddam hussein and said it is not the business of the united states to get involved with
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arabs and arab conflicts. .ost: i will let you go in donald trump has arrived. rudy giuliani is there. let's just watch for a minute. host: those are live pictures from new york city where the ceremony is about to begin in 15, 20 minutes or so. i will continue to take your calls. trump is talking to peter king
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new york with chris christie off to the right. a, there is ready julie on mayor of new york during 9/11. we will continue to watch and take some calls. we have bill and spartanburg, pennsylvania. are you there? caller: yes. before the before supreme court pressed -- past the abortion bill [indiscernible] so i am not surprised at anything. god isy believe passing judgment on the united states. thank you and have a good day. host: we have lilly on the line from wilmington, north carolina. good morning. caller: good morning. this is a sad remembrance. i hope that we as a people can learn from it, both from the
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terrible 9/11 and the terrible things that people are saying and manipulating for their own purpose. i want to say a couple of things before i talk about my own very ironic association with 9/11. in theould have to bring press and the need of public officials to look like they are taking action to be responsive actionsublic and those often have unintended consequences. 9/11, there after wasn't good communication with the intelligence agencies and other agencies. so they built a huge department of homeland security. it was not necessary. you can't force people to talk
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with each other and collaborate, as we learned in trying to get into, trying to get encrypted information. i would ask people to be reasonable, asked the media to really be journalists again with some integrity. it has been a long time since we have had any real journalism. to be aask c-span little more cautious in some of barrel -- stupid and virile comments -- i used to think people that watch c-span were smart. the level of audience level is really slipping. that is scary. maybe people have too much time on their hands. going back, i think one of the reasons for 9/11, and one of the concerns i have for our world,
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is the great disparity between the have's and the have not's, and water is a huge issue and energy is a huge issue. we are not dealing with water and the scarcity of water in our own country. we are not dealing with it in africa and other areas. that is going to be a big cause for continued insurgents. , ifar as where i was on 9/11 ended up in the federal aviation department agencies information security awareness program. we were doing 13 large programs across the country in all of our regions and centers. our last program was on november 11 at the technical center in atlantic city. at about two minutes before the
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program was supposed to start at 9:00, a few of us, including the faa's chief administration officer found ourselves gathered around the tv set. we knew we would have to start the program with a mime want -- a moment of silence. he did, and as we continued, buzzers were going off and people were leaving to do their jobs. these are people insecure positions. -- in secure positions. they were in security, air traffic. we continued the program, including hearing from new jersey's state police detective ,alking about personal security when we got the request to stop the program and that federal employees were to be sent home.
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well, six of us got in the car to try to drive back from atlantic city back to d.c., never knowing, are we going to get to a bridge and we can't cross the bridge? what is going to happen, how do we give back into d.c.? and some people lived in virginia. some of us in the car lived in maryland. i remember being dropped off at the utmost metro center in maryland and going into d.c. as far as the metro would take me. people were at 14th street and pennsylvania avenue. groups together, trying to find a taxi. i brought home -- got home. the skies were quiet as some people have said. i remember two or three -- 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning, jets flying over. eerie,you read, scary --
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scary sound. host: we have other front pages we want to show you today. we have this out of new jersey, remembering the world changed. 15 years later, we were member where we were how we felt -- we remember where we were, how we felt when the planes hit. 9/11/01,ston herald, it still hurts. special section in the boston herald. 9/11 and the end of innocence, the times from beaver valley. and we have this front page from .com, the way we will never forget. there is a shot of a soldier carrying out the smoke billows. -- thereee that in the
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is a shot of a soldier carrying out a baby as the smoke billows. you can see that in the background. together back then, unlikely that would be the case today. inhave florid in -- floyd pennsylvania. what are your memories? caller: thank you for taking my call. what i was going to say was those people that lost loved ones during that time, i pray for them and hope other people who are christian play for them -- pray for them. they still feel the loss and everything. the thing about it is, those people are not dead. when they leave this world, they are gone. but they go to be with the lord in heaven. even our loved ones that has gone on, judgment will come. .ight after the millennium
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that is what is going to happen. a lot of people do understand, people are talking about, they don't understand there is evil in the world. that is what the problem is, there is evil in the world. eve in satan, he came to the garden of eden, and a lot of people say, either the apple. he was the snake. eve.s the one who beguiled she had a baby by him. they were born at the same time, twins. those people are still in this world. host: thank you very much for calling in. hillary clinton in new york city. looks like she is talking to chuck shuman. we will watch this picture for just a couple of minutes.
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announcer: now the new york city observance of the attacks. presidential candidates donald trump and hillary clinton. mrs. clinton left early. her campaign issued a statement they she felt overheated and is feeling better. she is now back in her home at cap. the next four hours, we will show you the service in its entirety. it includes reading all of the names of those killed in the attacks in the 1993 world trade center bombing. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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♪ oh say can you see by the dawn's early light what so proudly we hail at the twilight's last gleaming. who's broad stripes and bright the perilous fight o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming
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and the rocket's red glare the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there o say does that star-spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? ♪
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>> good morning. worked in the north tower. remembering that world a 15 years ago, it changed my life. i was 10 years old. and five.s were 8, 7, i'm proud to be here to memorialized i father this is the place that gives me a chance to think about beautiful memories like christmas eve when my dad to my brother and i to work give my mom a break. people really tried to help us. i spent several nights at camp for kids who are affected by 9/11 for a the counselors let us know that we were not alone. this summer, i had the privilege of working with kids who had
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their own horrific loss. kids from sandy hook. i got to be the one to care for them when i needed it. they lifted me up and let me know i wanted to give back as much as i can. sometimes, the bad things that happen in our lives with us on the path to where we should be going, to help others as many have health me. ps, i love you dad. [applause] and now as we remember all of those who helped us, their families and friends will read each person's name. [applause]
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gordon m. aamoth, jr. edelmiro abad marie rose abad andrew anthony abate vincent paul abate laurence christopher abel alona abraham william f. abrahamson richard anthony aceto heinrich bernhard ackermann paul acquaviva christian adams donald laroy adams patrick adams shannon lewis adams stephen george adams ignatius udo adanga christy a. addamo terence edward adderley, jr. sophia b. addo lee adler daniel thomas afflitto emmanuel akwasi afuakwah alok agarwal mukul kumar agarwala joseph agnello
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david scott agnes joao alberto da fonseca aguiar, jr. brian g. ahearn jeremiah joseph ahern joanne marie ahladiotis shabbir ahmed terrance andre aiken godwin o. ajala trudi m. alagero andrew alameno margaret ann alario gary m. albero jon leslie albert peter craig alderman -- and my father. we miss you guys.
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jesse is graduating college this year. nico is doing good. in a small.ng good we wish you were here to watch every day. we know you are there watching. love you. miss you. it good. mommy is doing great as well. .> and my father -- go blue [applause] jacquelyn delaine aldridge- frederick david d. alger ernest alikakos edward l. allegretto eric allen joseph ryan allen richard dennis allen richard l. allen christopher e. allingham
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anna s. w. allison janet marie alonso anthony alvarado antonio javier alvarez victoria alvarez-brito telmo e. alvear cesar amoranto alviar tariq amanullah angelo amaranto james m. amato joseph amatuccio paul w. ambrose christopher charles amoroso craig scott amundson kazuhiro anai calixto anaya, jr. joseph p. anchundia kermit charles anderson yvette constance anderson john jack andreacchio michael rourke andrews jean ann andrucki
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siew-nya ang joseph angelini, sr. joseph john angelini, jr. david lawrence angell mary lynn edwards angell laura angilletta doreen j. angrisani lorraine antigua seima david aoyama and my father. dad, whose , he will never get a chance to meet. we love you. [applause] peter paul apollo faustino apostol, jr. frank thomas aquilino patrick michael aranyos
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david gregory arce michael george arczynski louis arena barbara jean arestegui adam p. arias michael j. armstrong jack charles aron joshua todd aron richard avery aronow myra joy aronson japhet jesse aryee carl francis asaro michael a. asciak michael edward asher janice marie ashley thomas j. ashton manuel o. asitimbay gregg a. atlas gerald thomas atwood james audiffred louis f. aversano, jr. ezra aviles sandy ayala
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arlene t. babakitis eustace r. bacchus john j. badagliacca jane ellen baeszler robert j. baierwalter andrew j. bailey brett t. bailey garnet ace bailey tatyana bakalinskaya michael s. baksh sharon m. balkcom michael andrew bane katherine bantis and my uncle and godfather, 15 years ago, i was too young to walk or talk. today, i stand proud able to read the name of my hero. every day, i try my best to make you proud. always watching over me until we meet again. i can't believe it has in 15 years. sometimes, it feels like yesterday for others, and
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eternity. know, i'm really at a loss for words. you died years ago, to his in a void left in our family. until we meet again one day. [applause] gerard baptiste walter baran gerard a. barbara paul vincent barbaro james william barbella victor daniel barbosa christine johnna barbuto colleen ann barkow david michael barkway matthew barnes melissa rose barnes sheila patricia barnes evan jay baron renee barrett-arjune arthur thaddeus barry diane g. barry
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manette marie beckles carl john bedigian michael ernest beekman and my husband, ian schneider. there's not a day that goes by the don't inc. about you, talk about you, or laugh about you. you always had a laughing. rachel, jake, and simply have grown to be a amazing young adults. i know how proud you would be. we love you, miss you and you will forever be in our hearts as the thousands of other hearts you have touched. >> and my father, who i know is always with me, glenn wall. [applause] maria a. behr max j. beilke yelena belilovsky nina patrice bell
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debbie s. bellows stephen elliot belson paul m. benedetti denise lenore benedetto bryan craig bennett eric l. bennett oliver bennett margaret l. benson dominick j. berardi james patrick berger steven howard berger john p. bergin alvin bergsohn daniel david bergstein graham andrew berkeley michael j. berkeley donna m. bernaerts david w. bernard william h. bernstein david m. berray
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hasn't been down here, but we love you and we miss you every day for the mets and my brother, james ryan riley. we love you, we thank you for all the great times we shared. you are a true shining star in our family and we miss you every of for the we are so proud all you have accomplished and you're such an inspiration to all of us and always will be full thank you. [applause] gary eugene bird joshua david birnbaum george john bishop kris romeo bishundat jeffrey donald bittner albert balewa blackman, jr. christopher joseph blackwell carrie rosetta blagburn susan leigh blair harry blanding, jr. janice lee blaney craig michael blass
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rita blau richard middleton blood, jr. michael andrew boccardi john paul bocchi michael l. bocchino susan m. bochino deora frances bodley bruce douglas boehm mary catherine murphy boffa nicholas andrew bogdan darren christopher bohan lawrence francis boisseau vincent m. boland, jr. touri hamzavi bolourchi alan bondarenko andre bonheur, jr. colin arthur bonnett frank j. bonomo yvonne lucia bonomo sean booker, sr.
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kelly ann booms canfield d. boone mary jane booth sherry ann bordeaux krystine bordenabe jerry j. borg martin michael boryczewski richard edward bosco and my uncle. we miss and love you so much. i know you are watching over all the first responders. you will never be gotten. and my father. i love you and we miss you and i know you are watching over us. [applause]
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>> my husband worked on the third floor of the world trade center. 15 years is a long time and a short time ago. lost their loved ones to violence form a kind of group. the shock and grief and anger that follows.

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